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  1. #1
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    Warning: No adult names.

    Enough is enough.

    Too many members are ignoring the site rules about posting adult names outside of the adult forum.

    Not only new members to the site ignore the rule but veteran domainstaters too. Apart from being in the site rules, there is a red highlighted warning not to post adult names in sales threads when a new thread is created. It is so prominent that I believe people are simply ignoring the warning knowing that for at least a short time their thread/s will get exposure in the main sales forums until a mod sees the thread and moves it to the adult forum.

    From now on threads containing adult names posted anywhere other than the adult forum will be removed and all names posted in the thread will not be allowed to be re-posted for a period of 30 days.

    I think 6 years latitude is enough.

    Those that somehow make a genuine mistake can thank those that have ignored the rule, sometimes more than once, for the clamp down and this mod a least, for getting tired of having to move the threads.

    You have been warned.

    Feel free to comment on this thread.

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    Hopefully that will get the message across.
    Hammer down, Matt!


    Karen
    "Few are those who see with their own eyes,and feel with their own hearts"-Albert Einstein

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    Originally posted by Karen
    Hopefully that will get the message across.
    Hammer down, Matt!


    Karen
    I know I'll look a cranky so and so (again) to some but hopefully members will understand that it takes time to move a thread to the adult forum. You then post the fact that's been moved and post the rules to the thread as to why it's been moved. Often a PM will follow.

    As mods, we have better things to do with our time than continually move adult names to the correct forum.

    safe has beefed up the notice shown when creating new threads so anyone that misses it is blind as a bat or intentionally ignore it.

    We have got to work on members showcases next. Adult names aren't allowed in the showcase. Names are randomly selected from members showcases and displayed on the front page. It may be a case of members getting rid of the adult names in their showcases or we get rid of the showcase.

    I'd appreciate any members seeing this post to double check what names are in their showcase and if there are adult names in there, delete them.

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    Agree Matt, I am sure most of us especially the females do not want to see the names.

    This method of getting adult "exposure" goes on a lot at other boards too, probably more than here.

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    Originally posted by trader
    Agree Matt, I am sure most of us especially the females do not want to see the names.
    Also, it's a public board, minors may well come across the site from time to time.

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    Originally posted by Matt
    Also, it's a public board, minors may well come across the site from time to time.
    Precisely.
    "Few are those who see with their own eyes,and feel with their own hearts"-Albert Einstein

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    If it's not too difficult for safesys to implement, perhaps a mask can be used for the most common and offensive words when they are posted outside of the adult forum. It would defeat the purpose of anyone posting in an appraisal or sales thread if they get a bunch of ***** instead of the word they wanted.
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    that might give a false feeling of security and/or create problems if it was implemented as a simple character match - I tend to think that having a heavy penalty (name removed, can't be relisted for 30 days anywhere on the site and bans for repeat offenders) would work better.
    When using google for counts - use double quotes for usage counts for multiword terms and set "match type" to "exact" for all search volume lookups. Click here for more info

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    I was thinking of my suggestion as an additional measure to combat the problem and not as an alternative to the heavy penalties.
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    sorry, not sure why I didn't twig to that - seems obvious when you say it.

    we do already have a few obvious adult terms in the sitewide censor - but it's a very blunt instrument that censors out the strings wherever they occur in strings so that can lead to not adult terms getting censored just because they contain that string. given the nature of domains and how common multiple word domains are the mid-string censorship is necessary to have any degree of success.

    do you have any thoughts for how it could be implemented?
    When using google for counts - use double quotes for usage counts for multiword terms and set "match type" to "exact" for all search volume lookups. Click here for more info

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    To avoid catching innocent domains in the net:

    1) stick to longer strings
    2) include a "space" to flag domains that start with a banned string or include a "dot" to flag domains end with a banned string
    3) check the search results at DomainTools to see the likelihood that innocent domains will be included with banned strings
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    Originally posted by InfoGuy
    It would defeat the purpose of anyone posting in an appraisal or sales thread if they get a bunch of ***** instead of the word they wanted.
    I think it's just going to cause problems for the entire board when all that is needed is for members to follow the rule on adult names.

    I don't see why the majority of the board should/could be disrupted because of a few. While it may defeat the purpose of appraisers seeking adult appraisals the rest of us are left with meaningless threads with, as you say, a bunch of ****** instead of words.

    In the end, that means mods have to remove the meaningless threads anyway, so mods are back to square one with the same workload.

    I'd be happy to leave the onus on members to simply follow the rules and post adult content in the adult forum. If long term members don't know the rule by now and new members miss the rule when signing up, there is now a sticky in each sales forum stating
    Warning: No adult names.
    If they miss the both those surely they couldn't possibly miss the prompt * No Adult Names/Content - No Blatant TM Names. when creating a new thread?
    If they do, their names probably aren't worth seeing any.

    *The warning: No Adult Names/Content - No Blatant TM Names. is in a much larger font than I've displayed here.

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    The warning that appears with a new post is very visible. I would agree that only those who choose to ignore the rules would be posting adult names or ™ in violation of the rules. Adding the following two links would help make it idiot proof.

    No Adult Names/Content - No Blatant TM Names.
    Adult domains and sites with adult content may only be listed for sale/appraisal/feedback in the specific Adult Forum
    Please include at least one domain in the subject line or message and list domains only ONCE per month as per the site rules.
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    good suggestion - I've added the links in.
    When using google for counts - use double quotes for usage counts for multiword terms and set "match type" to "exact" for all search volume lookups. Click here for more info

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    Great, thanks for the suggestion InfoGuy and the adding of the links safe.

    Hopefully we can agree that really, the only way someone could possibly post an adult name outside the adult forum, is if they chose to ignore the rule.

    If that's the case, penalties are warranted.

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